Casino Royale Director Reportedly On Board
According to The Financial Times' little birds, Microsoft may be looking into rebooting cult Sci-Fi series Blake's 7 as an Xbox Live exclusive show.
Claiming to have heard from sources close to Xbox Originals, FT purports that Microsoft have provisionally agreed to fund a mini-series revival, but are "not committed to a full series." London-based production company Motion Picture Capital has been tied to the project, along with Casino Royale director Martin Campbell. It's likely, then, that they plan to muscle in on a proposed SyFy 13-episode deal with the same basic setup and director.
Xbox Originals is part of an attempt to push the Xbox One brand into the television and entertainment space, with a Spielberg-produced Halo series also in the pipeline. If Microsoft can secure some compelling exclusive programming, they may be onto a winner, but naturally we'll have to see how much it costs. At least Blake's 7 fans may have something to watch while matchmaking. [via Polygon]